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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of the Society But The People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Will Be of Little Avail To the People That the Laws Are Made By Men of Their Own Choice, If the Laws Are So Voluminous That They Cannot Be Read, Or So Incoherent That They Cannot Be Understood

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if … Continue reading

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Words To Think

Words To Thinkby Michael DoylePraying for blessing and favorAll words linked, meant to savorIn a world changing fastSo many moments that do not lastIn this living age of accelerationWe find many moments of fascinationLiving moments of radical transformationPast a bygone … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Most Important Discoveries Will Provide Answers To Questions That We Do Not Yet Know How To Ask

“The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.” -John N. Bahcall, astrophysicist (30 Dec 1935-2005)  John N. Bahcall is known for … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: For My Part I Know Nothing With Any Certainty, But the Sight of the Stars Makes Me Dream

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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Always Time For A Story

Always Time For A Storyby Michael DoyleQuietly sitting on the pewThere in one sense, familyWearing our brother’s coatAnd in this, draped in povertyKeeping warm on Christmas nightAll for the sake of spirits brightKept a flicker in swaddling clothesAs only as … Continue reading

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Into the Season

Into the Seasonby Michael DoyleChristmas cards start to flowInto the season we love and knowNo matter the changes the comeThere is glory in this kingdomTis the season of mercy mildWhile angelic hosts proclaim the childWho was born in the of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Someone Is Responsible For What Happened, and I Can’t Say Who That Is, But I Know It’s Not Me

“Someone is ​responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.” – Alec Baldwin, deflecting the responsibility that everyone holding a gun has toward others with respect to gun safety

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Truth In Gratitude

Truth In Gratitudeby Michael DoyleIt isn’t just a thoughtBut the needed actionActing in rightful gratitudeBrings its satisfactionThankfulness is the beginningOf the truest gratitudeIt’s the fat chance that’s thinningUnless given in the right attitudeStruck as we are on life’s tread millWe … Continue reading

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